Things to do in Mae Sai

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  • Belle
    Bucheon, South Korea913 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to Mae Sai to get a glimpse of Myanmar from the border and found out there's a temple on top of the hill that has good view. We were so surprised to see a crowded purple temple! It was the Lunar New Year's day when we visited so there's festivities.

    The temple is painted mainly of different shades of purple. It's so beautiful! Even the walls on the road leading to the temple were painted and decorated. The naga, dragons, elephants, Buddhist statues, roofing, bathroom, decors are all purple.

    There's a skywalk (50bhat/pp) with glass floor and gives you a really good view of Myanmar, the Mae Sai Market, the bridge that connects the two countries and the small river that divides them. Very interesting place!
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Andrew B
    Sydney, Australia558 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In this park is the cave made famous by the Wild Boars football team who became stuck inside for 2 weeks prompting an international effort to get them out safely. The cave is locked up so you are unable to enter it at this time. It was nice to see the statue commemorating the Thai Navy Seal who died in the rescue attempt designed and commissioned by the owner / artist of Wat Rong Kuhn ( The White Temple ) his mural of all the heroes is now on display. There are also other caves in the park.
    Written 27 May 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK185,119 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the border gates between the long shared boundary between the two countries. By the standards of checkpoints, it's relatively porous and people seem to just come and go without too much trouble.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • PUN_YADA
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pha Hee, I'm here for the first time. I am very impressed It is a village with mountain views. The weather is not too hot and not too cold. There are local food, coffee, eating, enjoying the view of the mountains, clouds slowly drifting along the wind, very suitable for traveling because the atmosphere is very good.
    Written 14 January 2022
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  • Trent R
    Lakewood, OH72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once you have passed through the market, where you can grab some roasted chestnuts or fresh fruit, you will need to climb a substantial Naga staircase to this temple. At the top, the temple, while not the grandest, is beautiful and houses a unique giant scorpion statue and boasts a wonderful view across the Myanmar border.
    Written 27 October 2019
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  • BillB_10
    United Kingdom513 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shame.
    Who tells the story….?
    Interesting that the exhibition almost completely writes out the British cave divers and Australian doctor who actually made the rescue.
    It majors on the sad death of the Thai ex navy seal who tragically died, but did not rescue anyone.
    Looks like the Thai government didn’t let the truth get in the way of its story…..
    Written 22 December 2023
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  • Dan K
    The Hague, The Netherlands8,538 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in Tambon Ko Chang of Amphoe Mae Sai, this is the home of Phra Sing San Chana Man, the biggest bamboo woven Buddha of Thailand. You will hardy find any western tourists here. But since I'm such a nice guy, I will reveal its location to the TA community by writing this review ;-)

    This is one of the most beautiful temples I've been to in Thailand. A true hidden gem. The temple complex is made of various large elephants, one very big on with the Buddha sitting on it. The details on it are amazing.

    The temple itself is made entirely out of bamboo wood too.

    Entrance to the temple is free.
    Written 26 March 2018
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  • John K
    Costa Mesa, CA2,451 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not worth a special trip, but if you're already up a Mae Fah Luang garden, certainly worth the extra 15 minutes drive. There's a small coffee stand on site and toilets as well (not sure how clean, but they smelled a bit from outside). Take a few photos, have a cup of coffee, and be back on the road in 30 minutes. There's a donation box at the entry point, otherwise it's free to visit.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • TashHorn
    Hong Kong, China10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stumbled across this place as we were driving along looking for accommodation before Mae Sai as we didn't want to stay there. The sign looks like there may be some sort of guesthouse there so we thought we would give it a go. As we pulled in they looked like they were closing but one of the staff member stayed behind to help us out finding somewhere. She put us on the wifi and told us about a place that was 15 minutes away and found it on google maps for us to go to... this place was great and probably the nicest place to stay around here so give it a go rather than staying in Mae Sai if you are near. It is called Silamanee Resort and Spa.

    We then decided we needed to go back in the morning to thank the girl and also see what the coffee was like....

    Soooooooo good and what a great decision! Next to the coffee shop is the craft centre with so much beautiful stuff in there that is made on site.. they also spread some lemon grass out on the drive whilst we were there which is part of their process of making the paper which smelt unreal. After looking around the shop and buying lots of things we sat down for a coffee in their adorable little coffee shop.. the ice cream is yummy and the coffee as well. The staff were so friendly and we had a lovely time there but then just before we left we nipped into the toilet and ohhhhh my goodness gracious me. After having been in S.E. Asia for a few weeks this was like heaven. So lovely and clean and beautiful and really great decoration. I won't put up pictures as I wouldn't want to spoil it but both the boyfriend and I went to the toilet at the same time and came out with lots of pictures on our phones to show each other haha.. worth a trip up north!
    Written 29 October 2014
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  • Trahtur
    Moscow, Russia1,193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doi Pha Mi or Doi Pha Mei ( ดอยผาหมี ) is the commune name. I like this place There are several cafes with beautiful views and 2 or 3 Home stays. Best time to visit this commune between 15.00 and 16.00 , the only time when the valley is well lit.I visited this place twice in different years.
    Written 22 April 2020
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  • WileyCoyote2
    Aberdeen, UK374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful National Park but it also tells the story of a team of schoolboy footballers who sheltered from the heavy rain,went into the caves and almost drowned by the rising subterrean waters.The Thai government and Army tried and lost a diver then asked for international support to get the schoolboys out as the waters rose.
    Lots of site buses and well lit safe passages into 200 into the cave,An exhibition hall with photos .
    Also aromatic walk through tropical rainforest forv500 metres ,with Thai + English description of the plants and trees
    Written 18 June 2023
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  • Belle
    Bucheon, South Korea913 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small temple we detoured after going to the Mae Sai border. There are sticks provided at the entrance to defend yourselves if the monkeys attack or misbehave. I carried one but please do not aim it at the monkeys if they're just doing their thing. We bought a small bucket of corn (20baht) and the monkeys gathered around us, they did not try to snatch anything but waited. I played catch with the baby monkeys.

    There's a pond of huge catchfishes and arwhanas. You can also buy fish food for them. We skipped the stairs to the cave temple and went to the other side to meet another group of monkeys. We also purchased a bucket of sweet potatoes and corn kernels. They also waited to be handed food and did not try to snatch anything. It was so fun to watch them store food inside their throats. Monkeys can be aggressive if they feel threatened, but if you behave and secure your belongings -- you won't need a stick.

    There is also a temple made of ancient bricks similar to Angkor Wat. It's magnificent.
    Written 11 February 2024
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